Washington D.C., December 14, 2014: United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will travel to India from December 15 to January 3, 2015, following an official invite from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The official trip will take her to New Delhi, Goa, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad to promote economic and cultural ties between the two nations.
During her three week stay in the country, Congresswoman Gabbard will engage with several senior government and industry representatives, to discuss advancing common global interests, including counter terrorism and military cooperation, harnessing the potential of India's high skilled work force via H-1B visas and the promotion of tourism.
On her visit, Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman said, "The potential for my country, the US and India is extremely bright and I wish to enhance this potential through my visit to India. I was delighted to accept the invite of Prime Minister Modi. He is a leader whose example and dedication to the people he serves should be an inspiration to elected officials everywhere. I look forward to investing in efforts that can strengthen the relationship of the world's largest democracies."
As a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congresswoman Gabbard harbors a deep interest in America's relations with countries around the world. Representative Gabbard also serves on the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans - which was established in 1994 and has been the driver of India-U.S. bilateral relationship. As a practicing Hindu, her visit is also aimed at highlighting the spiritual contributions of India to the world.
On Rep. Gabbard's scheduled visit, Kathleen Stephens, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in India said, "We are delighted to have Rep. Gabbard in India to help further strengthen the India-U.S. relationship."
The visit of the Congresswoman is yet another example of the deepening relations between India and the United States, with Barack Obama, President of the United States travelling to India in January 2015 as the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebration in New Delhi.